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Red Hot
Dave Gordon


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Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: Saugerties NY, my living room
Date: Feb 5, 2007
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2007

Light from a side window. Crop, sharpen, fill black background, adjust curves and saturation. Clone out sensor dust.

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Place: 341 out of 346
Avg (all users): 4.3471
Avg (commenters): 3.1429
Avg (participants): 4.3048
Avg (non-participants): 4.4154
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 170
Comments: 18
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02/19/2007 09:30:44 AM
If you want to adjust your monitor, take a look at Norman Koren's monitor calibration page. It has a lot of good information. You may want to set your monitor gamma, that is a very important setting.
02/19/2007 12:57:57 AM
Originally posted by kelbelle:

i don't see the cut outs/halos that everyone else is talking about. maybe that's why my own pictures look good to me and not to everyone else. hmmmm...


Turn up the brightness on your monitor. If you still can't see it then I think it is time to buy a new monitor.
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02/19/2007 12:20:16 AM
i don't see the cut outs/halos that everyone else is talking about. maybe that's why my own pictures look good to me and not to everyone else. hmmmm...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2007 06:21:56 PM
not sure what you were going for with the cutouts. very distracting.
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02/18/2007 05:16:06 PM
Sorry, that masking job is really not good. Perhaps you need to increase the brightness of your monitor to see the problem.
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02/17/2007 12:05:25 PM
Something funny around the peppers... looks like you tried to black of the back ground without succes !
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02/16/2007 07:25:58 PM
Something doesn't look right -- the cutouts are very obvious.
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02/15/2007 11:41:06 AM
Nice lighting and colors on the peppers. One thing I notice though, there's quite a bit of lighter area around the peppers though compared to the rest of the black background. There's a couple ways that would take care of this. My favorite way (since this is advanced editing) would be to use the quick mask tool and mask out the peppers (paint over the peppers with a hard-edged brush in the quick mask tool), then slide the brightness down a bit. Do that and you have a nice shot there.
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02/14/2007 05:39:31 PM
I am not sure about the editing you did here. Looks strange.
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02/13/2007 09:21:07 PM
I really like the contrast here, the red against the black background. But the cut out portion is visible?? Would have had a lot more "pop" if it were blended or cloned out..(5)
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02/13/2007 07:30:13 PM
I can see every line and expert you cut out around this.

I would suggest when you are finished editing, turn your monitor brightness all the way up to make sure you didn't miss any spots.
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02/12/2007 05:04:22 PM
Looks like you either need to adjust your montior settings or are trying to be creative. I can see distinct cutout lines around the peppers and not even precise ones.
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02/12/2007 03:47:33 PM
I can see where you erased/darkened the background, there are huge areas you missed around the peppers.
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02/12/2007 09:33:35 AM
I don't know if it's just my monitor but I see a gray outline around the peppers.
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02/12/2007 08:12:58 AM
The peppers themselves look good. However, there is a clear line around them where the background isn't as dark as the rest.
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02/12/2007 04:51:18 AM
There is a halo around the pepers
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02/12/2007 04:20:28 AM
There is some sort of editing shadow around the peppers which is very distracting.
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02/12/2007 02:16:45 AM
Harsh editing. Tone your brightness up a bit and you will see what I am talking about. If I tone down mine, this looks really good.
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02/12/2007 12:40:15 AM
look like some funky odd colored shapes going on in the background...that's a little distracting would be better all black background imo
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